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Haydn Shaughnessy

I'm an expert on systemic innovation and transformation, a topic I have been studying since the early 1980s. I advise companies and organizations on the latest thinking and practice in innovation as well as helping them to plan and manage transformation.

Haydn's Posts

Ideation & Collaboration

How The Ideas Platform Can Be A Response to Unemployment

Jobs are now part of the fluid, make-it-up-as-you-go-along economy. They are beyond Government control. We, the workforc...

The City As A Platform
Trends & Future Thinking

The City As A Platform

Cities and regions have an abundance of options for marking themselves out as innovative. The problem is, most of their ...

Getting to grips with the business ecosystem
Strategy & Alignment

Getting to grips with the business ecosystem

A lot of business these days relies on evolutionary language – just take a read of Tim Harford’s book Adapt.  I also see...

What Precisely Does It Take To Be An Innovative Company?
The Innovation Manager

What Precisely Does It Take To Be An Innovative Company?

You may have heard of the Thomson-Reuters Top 100 Most Innovative Companies. Or you may have heard of the Boston Consult...

How Citrix is Facing Up To Disruption
Disruption & Transformation

How Citrix is Facing Up To Disruption

There are good reasons why many companies face disruption. Here is one of them. A few weeks back I was with Ericsson at ...

Is There a New Innovator’s Dilemma?
Disruption & Transformation

Is There a New Innovator’s Dilemma?

Senior executives live by the idea of disruption. It keeps them awake at night. Nobody wants to be the next Kodak or Nok...

Your Company Needs a Disruption Map
Methods & Frameworks

Your Company Needs a Disruption Map

For some time now we’ve talked about the enterprise as more porous or externalised. In other words, the enterprise can n...

The benefits of standardization for innovation
The Innovation Manager

The benefits of standardization for innovation

It might seem unnecessarily provocative to say that innovation is a conservative profession but let me make the case for...

Can Challenges Be Structured Around Transformation?
Ideation & Collaboration

Can Challenges Be Structured Around Transformation?

My feeling about the routines of ideation are that they drive innovative thinkers either towards their favoured ideas (g...

Disruptive Innovation and the Retail Experience
The Innovation Manager

Disruptive Innovation and the Retail Experience

June was the month when disruptive innovation became headline news, thanks to a take-down of Clayton Christensen’s theor...

Reconciling Twin Track Innovation In the Enterprise
Disruption & Transformation

Reconciling Twin Track Innovation In the Enterprise

Many organizations are experiencing rapid change around their IT departments. IT is under pressure to contribute more to...